Today marks the 144th anniversary of Charles Dickens's death.
"The old, old fashion! The fashion that came in with our first garments, and will last unchanged until our race has run its course, and the wide firmament is rolled up like a scroll. The old, old fashion -- Death!
"Oh thank GOD, all who see it, for that older fashion yet, of Immortality!"
Dombey and Son, Chapter 16